HMC #35: SPORTS IN MOTION!: Olympic Boxing

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Old 08 August 2012   #1
HMC #35: SPORTS IN MOTION!: Olympic Boxing

Boxing has been one of my favorite sports since I was a little kid. Although, after watching the Olympics this year it was really hard to decide which sport to chose. I think something really good could come from any one of them.

Here is a look at my reference sheet. I'll probably try and find some more photos and watch a few rounds, that way I get a good feel for what I want to end up with.




My plan going into this challenge is to do a diorama. I wont be trying to capture anyone's likeness, I'm going to try and capture a particular moment.
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Old 08 August 2012   #2
Just spent a little bit of time watching recordings of this year's Olympic boxing replays. These are some quick sketches I took from the videos. Hopefully these will help me find the right moment to pick for my diorama.

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Old 08 August 2012   #3
Hey splinter, just wanted to give you a heads up, I'm going to be doing the exact same thing, olympic style boxing. When I saw the theme for this months HCM, boxing was the first thing that came to mind.
Good luck, cant wait to see what pose you pick.
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Old 08 August 2012   #4
Awesome! I can't wait to see your work as well. I think there are so many great routes to go with Olympic boxing. I've been a little side tracked with other things at the moment, but hopefully I'll have some thing to show here soon.

Good luck, and thank you
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Old 08 August 2012   #5
Started working on the base for my boxers

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Old 08 August 2012   #6
You have very long arm.. is it normal?
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Old 08 August 2012   #7
No, your absolutely right. I didn't pay as much attention to proportions as I should have. The next pass is definitely going to have to be proportion adjustments. Each time I look at it I feel like the legs are a little short too.

Thank you for the heads up.
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Old 08 August 2012   #8
Use references plans. it's easy and you get your proportion quick
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Old 08 August 2012   #9
I'm not going to lie I can be a little stubborn ("lazy" lol) when it comes to using references. After working with proportions a little here's what I have.

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Old 09 September 2012   #10
Slow moving, but I am glad there is finally some progress to show today. Here is one of the boxing shoes.

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Old 09 September 2012   #11
Here is my progress so far. I'm getting ready to pose with zrigging. After the initial posing I'll add details such as wrinkles in the clothes and so on.



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Old 09 September 2012   #12
Starting on the pose for the first boxer.

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Old 09 September 2012   #13
My boxers finally come together.

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Old 09 September 2012   #14
Heads up!
HMC #35: SPORTS IN MOTION!: One week to go!
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Old 09 September 2012   #15
Working on the boxing ring. Hopefully I'll have more time for everything all together this weekend.

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